Would you be annoyed by many small registries?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll:
    A bunch of small registries are fine : (10 votes)
    21 %
    I'd prefer if there was at least one conventional option, but list as many as you want : (28 votes)
    58 %
    Register at Bed Bath and Beyond like normal people : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    931 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How about an online registry, like Amazon, where you can have multiple vendors listed?  We almost went that route, but decided against it because our families are not overly “online savy”.

    Post # 4
    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Could you do something like an amazon registry or myregistry that allow you to have a universal registry where you register for items from various places, but they’re all combined into one registry?

    Post # 6
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    You will probably get a lot of people who are lazy (like me!) and wait until two weeks before the wedding. That might not be enough time to get your sheets in. Or they won’t want to pay shipping on the cutting block. Or they’re not driving across town to that cute little store when there’s a perfectly good BB&B two blocks away. So you’ll wind up with a lot of stuff from the big box store or cheques. So lots of little registries might not work out in your favour.

    Post # 8
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @jdhall89:  Put what you want on the list! Just be aware that it’s a wish list and you might not get it.

    Post # 9
    6953 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @jdhall89:  I just went to a baby shower of a very fun, off beat couple. 90% of  the guest list were under 35 (so pretty darn internet savvy). They had an amazon wish list, a registry at Think Geek and one at some other small place. I think I counted a grand total of TWO registry gifts at the reception. 

    My best friend registered on Amazon and BB&B and at her shower she ONLY got things from the BB&B registry or else people went off-registry. Again, plenty of 20-30somethings in attendance.

    I’m just saying… you’d think people would be on board by now, but it seems online registries are just not that popular for whatever reason. In your shoes, I’d probably do one small registry and hope for cash. Or maybe, seeing your registries, people will just give cash. 

    Post # 10
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My thought is why would you register for crap you dont want or need. As long as the links are easy to navigate I see no problem

    Post # 12
    3217 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would find it annoying to have to click many different places to get something.  I’d personally try to do one or two known places, and use wedding money to get the more artisanal items.

    Post # 13
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Typical registries confuse me enough as it is with all the little knick knacky stuff people register for. I don;t deal with any of it, ever. I give cash, for showers and weddings.

    Post # 14
    11614 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would find multiple registries annoying, and probably end up getting you a gift card to one of the bigger stores you registered at.  Like someone said, BBB is right up the street from me, and I don’t have to pay shipping to go there, versus buying handmade sheets from San Francisco.

    Yes, you should register for what you want, but you should also weigh out inconvenience to your guests as well.

    Post # 15
    6969 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d do at least one registry at a major store.

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